The opening words from Kukpi7 Wayne Christian of Splatsin accurately summed up the spirit of the entire Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail Corridor Interjurisdictional Governance Advisory Committee at a meeting held March 15 at the Splatsin Community Centre.
Kukpi7 Christian, who was elected Committee Chair, spoke of the value of advancing the project for the entire region, likening it to a team of horses.
"We need to pull together in the same direction. Now let's harness up and get going."
Clearly in agreement with Kukpi7 Christian's sentiment, the committee approved a series of recommendations to assist in advancing the project. These recommendations will be taken back to the Boards of both the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) and the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO), as well as the Splatsin Band Council for approval. The CSRD approved the recommendations at the March 21, 2019 Board meeting and the RDNO Board approved the recommendations at their April 3, 2019, Board meeting. The recommendations will be part of the next Splatsin Council agenda.